Mr. Scott Ford serves as Managing Director at OPENAIR Equity Partners. Mr. Ford was the General Manager at Sprint Nextel Ventures inc. He also founded Sprint Nextel Ventures inc. Mr. Ford was the leader for wireless data business development efforts for Sprint, directing a team responsible for discovering, executing, and managing hundreds of partnerships delivering greater than $1 billion in contract value. With 11 years of Sprint leadership in venture capital, business development, sales, and marketing roles, Mr. Ford is considered a wireless industry influencer, with a solid record in leading dozens of wireless market business deals, partnerships, and investments. He was a Manager and contributor in the launch of major technology partnerships across mobile video, music, content, search, location, and commerce and also led negotiations and executed the first U.S. wireless music deals with major record labels. He spent years as a Naval Aviator, where he operated sophisticated airborne electronic warfare equipment. He has participated in Desert Storm Veteran and has flown more than 300 combat hours (3,000 total) aboard Navy P-3C aircraft. He serves on the boards several OpenAir portfolio companies including as Director of Gift Card Impressions, LLC, SmartHome Ventures, and as Board Observer at Zubie. Mr. Ford has been selected by the CTIA – The Wireless Association®, to serve on its VC Innovation Council. Mr. Ford has leadership in venture capital, business development, sales and marketing, and has more than 16 years of wireless operating experience. He is a graduate from the prestigious Kauffman Fellowship through the Center for Venture Education. Mr. Ford holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and Human Relations from MidAmerica Nazarene University.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Scott Ford and other top speakers and celebrities.